Neither of us has ever had any kind of therapy. We've been too busy with work and family! And a lot of time has gone by. We are older and wiser (I hope!)
These days I'm no longer ashamed of my involvement in a cult. Internet access has been a real eye-opener regarding the number of cults out there! I had no idea so much of this sort of thing went on. I used to think I was one of only a small number of people who'd been conned. I'm amazed at how many of us there are!
It helps to speak out about cults. My husband has built a website dedicated to exposing the cult that stole all those years from us. He is more bitter than I, and would like to ruin this cult and it's guru. He would not have bothered with this effort had it not been for some cult members putting up a slanderous website about us and other former members who dared to expose its fraudulent practices. I support him in his efforts.
In our own way, we're healing, and perhaps we are completely healed. We have a lot of catching up to do with real world living. It's wonderful to have the freedom to do it.
I agree. But for me the bitterness and hurt has long passed.
Although I will never forget or forgive the depth of deception.
I have found healing by listening, sharing, and helping others to understand their experiences.
Thank you for sharing. :D